Haplochromis aeneocolor 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Eastern Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Haplochromis aeneocolor Greenwood, 1973

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Twongo, T.K.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Restricted distribution in Lake George (surface area of 260 kmĀ²) and the Kazinga channel with potential lake-wide threats from water pollution from the mining activities in Kasese District (Dunn 1989, Ogutu-Ohwayo et al. 1997). Qualifies as Vulnerable on account of restriction to a single location that could, in this case, be impacted by water pollution.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Lake George and the Kazinga Channel.
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Common near papyrus fringes but is rare elsewhere in the inshore zone. Apparently never occurs offshore. A maternal mouth brooder.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No particular threats are known but the species has a restricted range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Unknown.

Citation: Twongo, T.K. 2006. Haplochromis aeneocolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60498A12365381. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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